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Biography

Japan
One of Japan's most distinctive character actors, Eisei Amamoto is one of their cinema's few personalities who is easily recognizable to Western movie buffs. Tall (six feet) and skeletal of build, bony-faced and wild-haired (when not ensconced in a vast silver wig), Amamoto's persona inspired Woody Allen to dub him with an imitation Peter Lorre voice in What's Up Tiger Lily? (1966). He was better served by Paul Frees' menacing tones in King Kong Escapes (Kingukongu no gyakushu, 1967). But neither voice matches Amamoto's own, surprisingly deep and resonant for his scrawny, sunken-chested frame. Read more...

Actor

Character: Ôishi Sensei no Otto

Nijûshi no hitomi 1954

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Character: Skulking Transitional Matango

Matango 1963

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Character: Red Bamboo Naval Officer

Gojira, Ebirâ, Mosura: Nankai no daiketto 1966

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Character: Dr. Shinigami

Kamen Raidâ: The First 2005

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Character: Kushida, the Butler

Dai yûkai 1991

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Character: Monk with biwa

Rônin-gai 1990

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Character: Master of Saiga

Eko eko azaraku II 1996

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Character: God Computer

Hakata Movie: Chinchiromai 2000

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Character: Yasuri

Sweet Sweet Ghost 2000

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Character: Katsuda

Sebunzu feisu 2000

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Character: Yahachi

Yôjinbô 1961

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Character: Hachimaki

Mâjan hourouki 1984

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Character: Captain Takeo Sasaki

Nihon no ichiban nagai hi 1967

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Character: Key maker

Farewell to the Ark 1984

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